The Pinehurst Half Marathon, Presented by vineyard vines

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The Pinehurst Half Marathon, Presented by vineyard vines

January 20, 2018 | Pinehurst, North Carolina

Run through the private grounds of Pinehurst Resort.
Run through the private grounds of Pinehurst Resort.

Join us for an unforgettable race weekend experience at the The Pinehurst Resort, a three-time winner of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in America award, on January 20, 2018! The Pinehurst Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k starts near the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course and will run through the private grounds of the world-class resort, featuring scenic views of the breathtaking resort property and quaint Village of Pinehurst before finishing with a post-race vineyard vines Champagne Brunch at the resort.

This exclusive event is limited to just 1,000 participants and provides discounted participant rates at Pinehurst’s historic Carolina Hotel.

The Pinehurst Resort, located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, features three historic hotels all located in the Village of Pinehurst. After more than a century, the Carolina continues to embody Southern elegance. Its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” it now has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.

Pinehurst is steeped in golf tradition. Since the first course was built in 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country and looks forward to hosting their fourth U.S. Open Championship in 2024. Until then, explore all of the nine courses and create a championship experience of your own.

Sign up and book your stay today, and look forward to an unforgettable race experience January 20, 2018!

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Race FAQs

Where is the race?

The race will be held at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.
Where can I register?

Register here!
What day is the race, and when does it start?

The race is on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The official start time for the half marathon and 10k will be 7:00 am. The 5k will start at 7:15am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?

The race is limited to the first 1,000 participants, regardless of distance, so don’t wait to register!
Will there be medals for participants?

Yes, all finishers will receive a beautiful 4″ finisher medal!
Weather/Cancellation Policy

We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued.
Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase?

Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.
Is there a time limit?

Yes. All participants must complete their race distance by 11:00am.
Will there be awards?

Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Overall awards for the 5k and 10k will be presented at 9:30am, age group awards may be claimed at the Capstone Event Group Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Overall awards for the half marathon will be presented at 10:30am, age group awards may be claimed at the Capstone Event Group Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.

Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.

When is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be held Friday, December 1, 2017. Exact times and locations will be announced closer to race day.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?

If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!
Where can I find the results?

Results will be posted in real time on our website! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.
Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, up until Sunday, November 12 at midnight. After that, you must change your race distance in person at packet pick-up or on race morning. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Capstone Event Group staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.
Can I wear headphones?

It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you MUST listen to volunteers.
Can someone else run in my place?

No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.
Can I register on race day?

Yes, you will be able to register on race day AND at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race! Please note if participant limits have been reached, then packet pick-up and race day registration will not be available.
Are walkers allowed in the race?

Yes, however, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race in four hours or less (any distance).
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?

No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

Race Amenities

Pinehurst resort.
Pinehurst was originally founded as a health retreat, where the Pine-scented air was thought to have mystical restorative powers. Some say it still does.

The Pinehurst Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, presented by vineyard vines, is a luxury destination race like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation, or “racecation” as we like to call it, at one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

All Pinehurst Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
  • Limited edition Pinehurst Half Marathon Participant Gift
  • Pre-race gear check
  • 4” finisher medal
  • Race staff available at the Pinehurst Resort to answer course and race questions the day before the race.
  • All race participants and spectators staying at the Pinehurst Resort will also have access to all of the activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

Course Maps

The half marathon, 10k and 5k courses will run through the private grounds of Pinehurst Resort.
The half marathon, 10k and 5k courses will run through the private grounds of Pinehurst Resort.

The Pinehurst Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, presented by vineyard vines, will start near the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course and will run through the private grounds of the world-class resort, featuring scenic views of the breathtaking resort property and quaint Village of Pinehurst before finishing with a post-race champagne brunch at the resort.

Stay tuned for the half marathon, 10k and 5k course maps as well as a course preview video!

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About Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst is a three-time winner of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in America award.

Founded in 1895, Pinehurst Resort is a quintessential destination encompassing three historic hotels, a wealth of recreational activities, and 2,000 breathtaking North Carolina acres. Set in one of America’s only National Historic Landmark Districts, Pinehurst recalls a pleasant time gone by.

Pinehurst Resort and its village were designed by famed landscape architect Fredrick law Olmsted as a health retreat amid towering pins and mild Southern breezes. Wide verandas, afternoon tea, walking trains, and bucolic pathways meander through the quaint New England-style village, which is full of shops, galleries, and other historic and cultural attractions. Explore all that Pinehurst has to offer!

Pinehurst Resort Estate Map

Accommodations

Register and book your stay at Pinehurst!

The Carolina Hotel

Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” the Carolina has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms, including suites.

Pinehurst’s Carolina Hotel has been dubbed the “Queen of the South.”

Carolina Traditional Room

Carolina Traditional rooms feature either 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Double beds. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe. Second floor room in The Carolina feature showers with a tub.

Carolina Suite

Carolina Suites feature either a king or 2 double beds in the bedroom with a connecting living room with sofabed, 2 chairs, television and small refrigerator as well as All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe.

Activities

The Carolina Hotel pool.
The Carolina Hotel pool.

Pinehurst offers more than just great golf. In fact, the resort was originally founded as a health retreat, where the Pine-scented air was thought to have mystical restorative powers. Some say it still does.

Experience the art of leisure as you explore the timeless Village, with its sandy paths, historic homes and charming shops. While away the day in our award-winning Spa, take a croquet lesson, or kayak on our private lake. There’s no shortage of ways to relax.

The Village of Pinehurst

Learn about Pinehurst’s rich history and enjoy the charm of The Village with a historic walking tour. Guests will get a flavor of village culture, the early hotels, cottages and commercial buildings that have been an integral part of Pinehurst for more than a century.

Shopping

Browse through the many golf and gift shops on property and go shopping as you stroll through the quaint shops of the Village. Eleven shops within the Resort offer golf equipment, apparel, gifts, books and beauty products. Dozens of unique shops and boutiques in the Village offer an endless assortment of clothing, antiques, pottery and more.

Lawn Sports

The classic games of croquet and lawn bowling are alive and vibrant lawn sports at Pinehurst Resort. The site of many national and international lawn bowls and croquet tournaments, Pinehurst continues to draw the best in the sport to our immaculate greens. Two croquet courts and one lawn bowling green are open to resort guests for these fun, competitive but low-key activities. Lessons and equipment are available for individuals or groups.

Tennis

Our world-class tennis club, boasting 16 clay courts, offers a full staff of USPTA certified professional instructors, and has been recognized as one of the top in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine. Resort guests enjoy access to all club amenities including ball machine, equipment and court rentals.

Dining

The Carolina Dining Room.

From the gourmet Southern flavors of the Four-Diamond 1895 Grille to the casual atmosphere of the Ryder Cup Lounge, dining options at Pinehurst include something for every taste. With impeccable service and a staff of more than 100 culinarians ready to create the entrée of your dreams, be prepared to overindulge – and enjoy.

The Carolina Dining Room

Step back in time in our most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner daily. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul’s amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area and our local farmers’ picks.

The legendary breakfast buffet is known as the best in golf, and with good reason. Piano music sets the tone as you feast on made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and Southern favorites.

The Ryder Cup Lounge

Named for the 1951 Ryder Cup held at Pinehurst, this casual restaurant and bar surrounds you with history. Located in the Carolina Hotel, The Ryder Cup’s unique menu includes classic American fare with a twist. From the unforgettable Deconstructed Nachos to the Shrimp ‘N Grits, the Ryder Cup offers something for every appetite. Enjoy golf or other sports action on our large screen televisions or relax after a long day with one of our signature cocktails on the Veranda. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

The Deuce

Overlooking the historic 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2, The Deuce features indoor and outdoor dining in a relaxed setting. Some might call it the best 19th hole in golf and the perfect place to end your round.  Voted the “Best New Restaurant in Golf” by Golf Inc Magazine, The Deuce serves lunch until 3 p.m. and small bites through dusk. The bar features a variety of creative cocktails and nearly a dozen craft beers on tap, including North Carolina microbrews.

The 1895 Grille

The 1895 Grille at the historic Holly is a Four-Star dining experience in every way. Serving breakfast and dinner, this intimate fine dining room features an exceptional menu straight from Carolina Farms to our tables. Our award-winning chefs also prepare nightly specials making each visit unique. Don’t forget to order the triple chocolate soufflé to cap off your perfect meal.

The Carolina Coffee Shop

The Carolina Coffee Shop, located off the Carolina Hotel lobby, is a great spot to grab an early morning cappuccino, iced coffee or smoothie. The Coffee Shop also serves light sandwiches, delightful pastries and healthy snacks like fruit cups and energy bars. Service is available on the hotel front veranda.

Spa and Fitness

The Carolina Dining Room.

Fill your senses, renew your spirit and feel the healing power of nature invigorate your body. You’ll feel tension fall away as you enter The Spa at Pinehurst. Whether you choose one treatment or a full day package, we invite you to relax in one of our comfort zones and take as much time as you have to enjoy complete tranquility.

Spa Hours :

  • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 am – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Fitness Center is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Spa Services for Every Body

The Right Touch
From deeply relaxing to highly energizing, we have the right treatment for you. You’re in very good hands. View Massage Treatments.

Some Body to Love
Our body treatments will leave you fresh. Glowing. And completely energized. View Body Treatments.

Skin Deep
Everything you need to put your best face forward. View Skin Care.

Nail Care
Let us exceed your expectations by surrounding you in the luxury of organic aromatherapy designed to uplift mind and body in our relaxing and secluded nail spa. View Nail Care.

Golf

Hole 9 on Pinehurst No. 2
Hole 9 on Pinehurst No. 2

The majestic pines that line our courses softly whisper the legends of golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart and all the legends who have walked these fairways. Since the first course was built here in 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country and we look forward to hosting our fourth U.S. Open Championship in 2024. Until then, we invite you to explore all nine courses and create a championship experience of your own.

No. 1
It all started here. When Pinehurst No. 1 welcomed players in 1898, golf aficionados flocked from the North to enjoy a winter round. Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Ross’s touch that you feel on Pinehurst’s first golf course. Recalling his Scottish heritage, Ross made liberal use of bunkers, both across the fairway and around the green. Don’t let the short 6,089-yard par 70 fool you; wild drives or a sloppy short game can make for a long day. No. 1 was a great start for Pinehurst, and it’s a great start for your visit.

No. 2
Pinehurst No. 2, the centerpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014. The U.S. Open will return in 2024.

Opened in 1907, No. 2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” Ross was associated with the course for nearly a half-century, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world. Ross believed in providing golfers with strategic choices, and Pinehurst No. 2 was intended to epitomize that philosophy.

No. 3
This classic Donald Ross design (circa 1910) is the shortest course at Pinehurst at just 5,155 yards. But don’t let its modest distance fool you – this is a fun par 68 that was renovated this year to return many of Ross’s original design flourishes and characteristics throughout the classic layout.

Tiny elevated greens – averaging just 4,500 square feet each – demand precision, the kind of delicate approaches that will surely come in handy as you gear up for No. 2. An interesting combination of par-3s and shorter par-4s provide ample opportunities to play aggressively in search of a low score. But beware – accuracy and distance control also come into play on a number of well-conceived doglegs.

No. 4
No. 4 combines the classical routing of Donald Ross with the contemporary vision of Tom Fazio, who re-imagined the course in 2000. Fazio tipped his hat to Ross with crowned greens on many holes, and the addition of more than 140 pot bunkers.

No. 5
No. 5 was designed in 1961 by Ellis Maples, a protégé of Donald Ross, and part of North Carolina’s first family of golf course design and construction. Like Ross, Maples believed that it was the designer’s job to find the golf course that resided in the land’s structure, and his fealty to the land is evident in No. 5’s variety—holes meandering up and down, left and right, and over water. The combination of water carries, elevated greens and overall greater yardage favors longer hitters.

One of Pinehurst’s most picturesque holes, the par-3 15th, is here. Known as the Cathedral Hole, it’s fronted by a pond and encircled by a stand of ancient pines, the tops of which resemble the pipes of an organ.

No. 6
No. 6 rests a few miles from the center of Pinehurst, and is also a departure from the first five courses in design and temperament. Tom and his uncle George, a famed designer in his own right, began work on No. 6 in 1975. The result was a more rugged, undulating track that demands bigger drives and more aggressive approaches. Tom returned in 2005 to carve new bunkers, soften angles and seed faster greens. The addition of native wiregrass throughout the course gives it a distinctive Pinehurst feel.

No. 7
Rees Jones – son of Robert Trent and brother of Robert Trent, Jr. – built No. 7 in 1986, on the site of a forgotten nine-hole employee course laid out by Donald Ross. The layout unfolds over dramatic, hilly terrain that’s dotted with wetlands in lower-lying areas. No. 7 has many colorful flourishes. Old bunkers from the employee course adorn the tee of the par-4 4th hole; one wetlands area, the “Devil’s Gut,” must be cleared on your approach to the short par-4 7th hole, and Jones’ trademark “Fingers” bunker demands accuracy on 16. Every hole on No. 7 features something to test your game. Just ask Tiger Woods, who won his lone Pinehurst title to date here in the 1992 Big I Junior Classic.

No. 8
Building a new course grand enough to celebrate Pinehurst’s first 100 years might intimidate some architects, but Tom Fazio took on the assignment with gusto. No. 8 – which opened in 1996 – combines classic Donald Ross concepts with the whimsical snarls that have become Fazio’s calling card. Fazio took full advantage of the 420 acres of rolling terrain and natural wetlands to fashion a course that’s visually enthralling and challenging yet fun to play; it’s a nod to No. 2, but hardly a replication. Many feel No. 8 synthesizes all the elements of the Pinehurst golf experience into one layout.

This championship track has twice been home to the PGA Club Pro Championship. Just a short drive from the main club, the Pinehurst spirit is quite alive at No. 8, which will serve as the companion course for the 2019 Men’s U.S. Amateur Championship.

No. 9
Jack Nicklaus constructed a masterpiece set amidst the long leaf pines. This 18-hole championship layout features classic Nicklaus architecture: wide fairways, lush course conditions and undulating putting surfaces that test your mind and your true golfing ability. Pinehurst No. 9 is a magnificent 7,122-yard course and is as meticulously designed as it is compelling. An intriguingly well-balanced course which, according to Golf Digest, “has come to enhance even the lofty Sandhills image for world-class golf amenities.”

Each hole has been customized to create a great diversity in the way it can be played. Added to this uniqueness are tall pines, grassy swales, groomed waste areas and a natural variety of lakes and stream beds beautifully fashioned to give No. 9 its own distinctive look.

Experience the Pinehurst Half Marathon, Presented by vineyard vines

January 20, 2018 | Pinehurst, North Carolina

Pinehurst Resort is America’s first golf resort, but also a world-class tennis, spa, meetings, special events and family destination. The Pinehurst Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, presented by vineyard vines, is a luxury destination race like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation, or “racecation” as we like to call it, at one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

All Pinehurst Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • Post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch – a party unlike any post-race party you’ve seen!
  • Limited edition Pinehurst Half Marathon Participant Gift
  • Pre-race gear check
  • 4” finisher medal
  • Race staff available at the Pinehurst Resort to answer course and race questions the day before the race.
  • All race participants and spectators staying at the Pinehurst Resort will also have access to all of the activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

Post-Race Party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch

The Country Club at Pinehurst Resort.

The post-race party for the Pinehurst Half Marathon will be unlike any post-race party you’ve seen! After your race, you can relax and enjoy the scenic views while celebrating at the Carolina Hotel with a delicious vineyard vines Champagne Brunch prepared by Pinehurst’s exquisite culinary team, a live band and more!

One ticket to the post-race party and brunch is included in each registration, and additional tickets are available for purchase for any spectators wishing to join the fun. The post-race party will be held from 8am-11am. Purchase additional party tickets.

Below is a representative menu of what will be served at the post-race brunch, along with champagne and beer!

  • Assorted Juices
  • Seasonal Fruite Display
  • Individual Assorted Yogurts and Granola
  • Selections of Sandwiches and Sliders
  • Selection of Bagels with Cream Cheese
  • Cinnamon Roll & Waffle Station
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Chicken

*Menu items subject to change.

Travel

Pinehurst Resort is conveniently located just over an hour southwest of Raleigh and two hours east of Charlotte, NC in Pinehurst, NC.

Resort Address: 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374

Access driving directions.

The most convenient way to fly into Pinehurst is via Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). The resort offers Airport Shuttle Service to RDU available during peak hours.

Top of the hour Pick Up at RDU:
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. – $94 per person one-way

Top of the hour Departure from The Carolina Hotel:
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. – $94 per person one-way

Airport Shuttle Policy:
Top-of-the-hour Airport Shuttle Service operates on a reservation basis only during peak hours indicated. Private airport transportation is available during off-peak hours. Please provide 48 hours advance notice to guarantee a reservation. Full rate applies to day-of-travel cancellations or no-shows.

If your arrival is delayed, please call 910.235.8465 to check availability of service for your new arrival time. If we do not have service available to coincide with your new arrival time, at your request, we will provide names and phone numbers of other services that provide transportation from RDU to Pinehurst Resort. All charges associated with delays, including but not limited to cancellations, no shows, airport shuttle changes or alternate transportation service, are at the expense of the traveler.

Private Airport Transportation

Private Airport Transportation is available from Raleigh Durham (RDU), Fayetteville (FAY) or Greensboro (GSO) airports at the following rates:

1-2 passengers, $275*  |  3-5 passengers, $495*  |  Up to 8 passengers, $735*  |  For groups larger than 8, please call for a quote.
*Plus 18% gratuity.

Private Shuttle Policy: Please provide 24 hours advance notice for cancellations. Day-of-travel cancellations including no shows incur full rate charge. Should your arrival be delayed, please notify us immediately at 910-235-8465. If you are delayed more than one hour beyond your reserved pick up time, a wait time fee of $50 per hour will apply.

From Moore County Airport (SOP)

Private planes often route through Moore County Airport, just a short 15-minute drive from the resort. Shuttle service from SOP is available at the following rates:

SHARED SERVICE
1-2 passengers is $38 per person; Additional passengers: $19 per person (maximum 8 passengers)

PRIVATE SERVICE
1-2 passengers is $80* per person; Up to 8 passengers is $160*
*Plus 18% gratuity

Reservations for all airport services require 48 hours advance notice to ensure availability.

Learn more about other available services.

Please let us know how we may assist you, and our team will respond to your inquiry within one business day. We look forward to serving you!